Posted on: Saturday, August 23, 2014
In our old apartment we mostly ate around a small parsons table (or the couch if I'm being totally honest). We lived in such tight quarters that a formal dining room was not an option. I really missed serving dinner and sitting around the table as a family - talking, laughing, and sharing stories about our day. When we moved one of the things I was most excited for was our new dining room (still a decorating work in progress ;). I had seen the Stokke Tripp Trapp in the homes of many of our friends but never knew what the fuss about. Until now. I seriously don't know how we lived without this incredible highchair. When it first arrived I wasn't sure how Lucas would like it as he has been using a more traditional highchair for so long. I kid you not he climbed right on with the biggest smile and proclaimed "it's dinner time!". There are so many things I love about the Tripp Trapp and I could go on and on but here are a few of my favorite features: The structure and height. It's incredibly easy for Lucas to climb on and off and it gives him the feeling of independence which is so important at this age. He also loves to strap himself in and the harness is extremely comfortable and non-restricting. The footplate. Lucas's legs are growing like weeds and the footplate makes a huge difference in his comfort (no more dangling limbs!). The gorgeous color. Storm Grey. It's the perfect color and works in any home aesthetic. This shade launched just this week (!!) and is the newest color in the Tripp Trapp family. It grows with your child. The Tripp Trapp can be used from birth to adulthood. Ivan and I both tested it out and we definitely fit comfortably in the chair. A huge thank you to Stokke for sending Lucas the raddest highchair ever!
Posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Sunday August 10th was glorious. Lucas's baptism. Before heading to Church, Ivan, Lucas and I (and the entire Ninja Turtle squad) took a stroll through Central Park. The weather was perfect. Everything was perfect. Including Lucas's cream linen suit - a gift from his amazing Madrina (Godmother). The only mistake we made was passing a park full of kids. Lucas promptly proclaimed he wanted to go down the slide and well, linen and slides just don't mix. After we were able to coax him away (no easy feat FYI) we walked down Central Park West. I can't explain the feeling of approaching the Church and seeing so many familiar, beautiful faces. Friends and family, all who love our little guy to pieces. They were all there to celebrate this special day and it was the best gift a mama could receive. To know you have a village who will always be there for your child. The ceremony only had one minor hiccup. Lucas insisted on playing with his Ninja Turtles and I might have broken out into a small sweat trying to get him to sit down. Turtles aside, Lucas was an absolute gem with the Priest and was extremely calm during the act of Baptism. After the ceremony we all headed back to our apartment for good food, wine, and a celebration cake with sparklers, of course. We love you Lucas León. May you have a beautiful journey learning about your faith and yourself. Mami and Papi will be by your side always and forever, helping to guide you in any way we can.
Posted on: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The weekends are sort of my favorite. Especially Saturdays. We usually wake up, chug some coffee, and head out wherever the NYC wind takes us. On this particular Saturday we headed to Harlem and wound up at a local BBQ joint for ribs and all the trimmings. Also, leftovers for 2 days? Yes, please! I adore these shots Ivan took during our stroll. Almost 3 years young and Lucas still loves his mami to carry him. My back might be aching but my heart is so very full.
Antique Silver Hair Clip c/o Luv Aj x Sunnie Brook
Posted on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I remember keeping track of Lucas's every milestone while in my belly. Every night I would lay in bed with my What to Expect When You're Expecting book and talk (and talk) Ivan's ear off. "He's the size of an orange this week!". Now my favorite go-to pregnancy book and website has created the perfect app for mamas. It's made to sync seamlessly with your iPhone and iPad so you can switch back and forth without losing any information and logging in over and over. Expectant moms can track their pregnancy and for those with more than one child you can also look up info for your older kiddos - genius! It's free, amazing, and a mama must. Download it here.